The Administrative Core serves a critical function for the Program Project, serving as the administrative arm and central focal point for organization and dissemination of scientific, budgetary, and other information which are associated with the Program Project. It also will coordinate all communication among the different groups that are involved in the Program Project. Manuscript preparations, slide presentations, etc. involving the Principal Investigator, correspondence, purchasing of supplies and services, arrangements for PPG meetings, photocopying and dissemination of information and presentations, purchasing of supplies and other things necessary for research, preparation and records of traveling to scientific meetings by the Program Project group, oversite of financial matters, maintenance and upkeep of data bases, and other administrative functions as needed will be coordinated by the Administrative Core. All correspondence, arrangements for outside scientific visitors related to the Program Project, coordination of activities with outside collaborators, and other related administrative functions will be coordinated by the Core. Finally, the Administrative Core provides the focal point for the extensive local collaborative efforts and cooperations which have marked the success of the Program Project in the past and into the future.
There are still many unmet public health needs in the treatment of pain and drug abuse in our society and worldwide. In this research we will examine the design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel peptide and peptidomimetic ligands for the treatment of prolonged pain, especially neuropathic pain that will address new mechanism of pain control with minimal side effects, drug seeking behavior and tolerance.
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|Meske, Diana S; Xie, Jennifer Y; Oyarzo, Janice et al. (2014) Opioid and noradrenergic contributions of tapentadol in experimental neuropathic pain. Neurosci Lett 562:91-6|
|Lee, Yeon Sun; Rankin, David; Hall, Sara M et al. (2014) Structure-activity relationships of non-opioid [des-Arg(7)]-dynorphin A analogues for bradykinin receptors. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 24:4976-9|
|Vardanyan, Ruben S; Hruby, Victor J (2014) Fentanyl-related compounds and derivatives: current status and future prospects for pharmaceutical applications. Future Med Chem 6:385-412|
|Hruby, Victor J (2013) Adventures in peptides and science with students! the joys of research. Biopolymers 100:127-31|
|Nair, Padma; Yamamoto, Takashi; Largent-Milnes, Tally M et al. (2013) Truncation of the peptide sequence in bifunctional ligands with mu and delta opioid receptor agonist and neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist activities. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 23:4975-8|
|Largent-Milnes, T M; Brookshire, S W; Skinner Jr, D P et al. (2013) Building a better analgesic: multifunctional compounds that address injury-induced pathology to enhance analgesic efficacy while eliminating unwanted side effects. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 347:7-19|
|Cai, Minying; Stankova, Magda; Muthu, Dhanasekaran et al. (2013) An unusual conformation of ýý-melanocyte-stimulating hormone analogues leads to a selective human melanocortin 1 receptor antagonist for targeting melanoma cells. Biochemistry 52:752-64|
|Petrov, Ravil R; Lee, Yeon Sun; Vardanyan, Ruben S et al. (2013) Effect of anchoring 4-anilidopiperidines to opioid peptides. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 23:3434-7|
|Liu, Zhihua; Mehta, Sukeshi J; Lee, Kwang-Soo et al. (2012) Thio-Claisen rearrangement used in preparing anti-ýý-functionalized ýý,ýý-unsaturated amino acids: scope and limitations. J Org Chem 77:1289-300|
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